This is the only photo that really matters from the Topshop Unique show – it displays all the best bits of the collection. A swingy full pink sequined skirt bounces around and hits...Read More →
This is the only photo that really matters from the Topshop Unique show – it displays all the best bits of the collection. A swingy full pink sequined skirt bounces around and hits at mid-calf. There were lots of trousers that were exactly the same length (I want a pair, desperately). You can just see a hint of the jacket on the model’s arm. It’s an oversized slouchy number with sleeves that have been turned up. Cropped and wide, it’s a shape that showed up on many looks from the collection and will undoubtedly be a popular fit come next autumn. Last, there’s the shoes. Oh, the shoes. I love them dearly and have made a mental note of adding them to my imaginary shopping basket. They would do rather nicely on my feetsies comes next Autumn. I like the idea of wearing baby pink in the fall. Normally it’s more of a spring colour but Topshop shows it deserves a place in winter too. I couldn’t agree with them more on this.
Topshop, you’ve rocked my world once again.
Shooting backstage at Michael van der Ham was serene. Everything was clicking away like clock work. The models had fake half fringes clipped into their hair and had dark moody eyeliner applied to their lids. I love seeing the clothes hanging on the rail and then seeing them come to life on the catwalk…
The collection was absolutely gorgeous. There were tops (see top right) with holes cut out of them. It almost looks as if some super powerful moths went to work on the fabric. My favourite pieces were the sheer tops (see top middle) with embroidery on them and the brocade pencil leg trousers. The show closed with three stunning dresses that would look killer on any red carpet. Michael van der Ham isn’t a designer that I was familiar with before the show but since seeing this collection he’s become one of my favourite London designers. *Collage photos from style.com*
Massive thanks to ebay for getting me backstage and for inviting me to the show.
The first dress that cam sauntering down the catwalk at the Aminaka Wilmont show had my heart buckling. The peachy lavender shades were beautiful and the shape of the dress so flattering. I love the tiny thin belt that sits at the waist and the twisted detail at the hips. My favourite looks from the show were the ones that incorporated this melted flower print seen above – it’s so dreamy and soft. I love that Aminaka Wilmont takes such a feminine print but puts it on edgier pieces. The little white biker jacket with the grey printed short dress was one of my favourite looks from the collection – it’s definitely something I’d wear head-to-toe.
Massive thank you to Mercedes and Sarwah for inviting me along.
I’m normally not into super sexy clothes – I’d pick an oversized cashmere jumper over a skimpy dress any day.
With that in mind, I totally did not expect to be won over by the Paco Rabanne show. I had the chance to see the show when I was in Paris last week and, suprisingly, it totally blew me away. The chainmail detailing is used in such a clever way. I just wanted to stroke every piece that came down the catwalk – the textures are so alluring. I loved the long sleeved straight dress that was worn by Ruby Aldridge and all the footwear.
Full length images via style.com
It’s day 1 of London Fashion Week. Hurrah! I can’t believe this time of year has crept around again already. First thing this morning I headed over to the Waldorf hotel to shoot backstage at Fyodor Golan. Last season it was one of my favourite shows so I was super excited to see what the design duo had planned. The styling and makeup was incredible. Each model had a tribal looking tattoo on her chin and many walked with larger-than-life transparent hats. It definitely gave the impression that some sort of glamorous alien race had invaded central London.
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Massive thank you to Susie and Rob at TRACE Publicity for having me backstage and at the show.